Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostel Vista Serena is the first hostel in Manuel Antonio designed for young people. We are recommended by the Lonely Planet guide and the Hostelling International. Set on a mountain, surrounded by jungle, with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean, the hostel is the perfect place to experience the peace of paradise and the thrill of local attractions.

Our hostel is specially designed for foreign visitors. You get the rainforest and Costa Rica's most beautiful beach, and still have all of the comforts of home.

We run a small, secluded hostel, and offer personalized services to our guests. Our goal is to cater to the individual - with a little Costa Rican touch! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2019
    Really wonderful place, peaceful and clean with a great staff. Thank you specifically to Juan Carlos, a wonderful young man. Guests and staff having breakfasts and conversations together, peaceful rooms with blessed air conditioning. Quick walk to the bus station, grocery and a couple great restaurants. If you want to party 24/7 go to Selina, but if you are traveling with family, or just enjoy a more low-key environment, you can’t beat Hostel Vista Serana!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Aug 2019
    It’s really great, good view and clean with loads of communal areas. Nothing more to say!
    Wales, Couple, 41+
  • 9.7


    25 Jul 2019
    Sweet spot! Well worth $$ for the view. Chill hostel. Private rooms have their own patio and hammocks
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Jun 2019
    One of the most incredible hostels that I could've had the pleasure of visiting. Lovely staff, amazing views, good food from the restaurant. It's a must go!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 May 2019
    Loved this place. Simple but did the job. Amazing view out back- sunset was littered in the foreground with toucans, owls, and macaws. Only dayback was bedrooms were pretty small.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    03 Oct 2019
    Stay here. The view from the common area, the helpful staff, good location. Such a peaceful stay.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Jul 2019
    A great place to stay while in Manuel Antonio. Originally I was going to stay at Selina, but I'm glad I didn't. This place is super chill and great for a relaxing couple days. The Selina is open to the public, so I was able to just walk there to party, and then go back here to Vista Serena for a nice quiet sleep. Would definitely recommend. Also the views are absolutely incredible!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    26 May 2019
    Amazing view !! Helpful staff and cheap nice soda opposite
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    08 Jun 2019
    Nice clean hostel, great sunset views. Not a social hostel, so if you’re looking to party it isn’t for you.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    04 Oct 2019
    There were ants everywhere and the staff were less than helpful in telling you what you can do in the area. The location is good for the sunset but that's about it as it's on top of a hill in between 2 towns.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi